University Training Professors to Censor Students Who Think Differently

The University of Oklahoma is reportedly pushing teachers to censor and indoctrinate students who don’t conform to their instructor’s leftist agenda. In a recording obtained by the Foundation For Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) of a workshop called “Anti-Racist Rhetoric & Pedagogies” workshop leader Kelli Pyron Alvarez openly calls for instructors to silence students and infringe on their First Amendment rights.

In the recording, Alvarez says that undergraduate colleges students are naturally a “little bit racist” and said she bans “derogatory remarks, critiques, and hate speech,” from her classroom, as well as “white supremacist ideas or sources,” unless they are used to condemn racism.

Throughout the recording, Alvarez repeats that unless students are conforming to ideas she supports they will be silenced and even goes on to tell other professors not to worry about infringing on First Amendment rights.

According to The Daily Wire:

The training obtained by FIRE also showed instructors “how they might lead students not only to topics the instructors find appropriate, but also to the side of the argument that the instructors prefer” in a class that’s supposed to allow students to choose their own research topics.

Pyron Alvarez acknowledges that instructors might be worried about getting in trouble for suppressing student speech.

“Like we can’t tell students that they can’t say something in class. But we can! And let me tell you how,” she said.

“The Supreme Court has actually upheld that hate speech, derogatory speech, any of the -isms do not apply in the classroom because they do not foster a productive learning environment. And so, as instructors we can tell our students: ‘no, you do not have the right to say that. Stop talking right now’, right?” she said.

  1. Students need to sue the school for fraud. The teachers are paid to teach factual information. When the teacher does not teach facts, they have broken their contract with the students and are committing fraud. They, like the government work for the people, not themselves.

  2. sounds like Alvarez should be censored, banned, silenced and infringe on her First Amendment rights….let’s see how she would like that….


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